The City of Cape Town’s environmental sustainability is no longer the responsibility of only the Department of Environmental Resource Management (ERM).
“The revised Integrated Metropolitan Environmental Policy (IMEP), now called the City Environmental Agenda (currently in draft format), puts resource management and sustainability at the core of all the City’s activities,” says Osman Asmal (director, ERM) in his message to enviroWORKS readers.
“The City Environmental Agenda now builds on the progress made by the first IMEP (Integrated Metropolitan Environmental Policy) by stepping up the City’s environmental commitment from mere principles to specific measurable environmental targets and goals.”
[ad#Google Adsense 125×125 Blog Post]enviroWORKS is the City’s environmental newsletter, and includes news, information and stories about environmental and sustainability projects and policies throughout the metro areas – from water services, education and climate change to transport, biodiversity, nature reserves and urban planning.
The June 2009 issue looks at (among other things) a schools’ project to audit energy and water use; local companies that are working together to change the way in which they use the earth’s resources; new threats to endangered species in the Western Cape; and improved conditions for bicycle commuters.
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